Boarding the C-17
A loadmaster (center) greets troops boarding a C-17 Globemaster III in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on July 25, 2013.
"Today we uploaded 137 passengers. First we put 53 on our sidewall seats and then the rest filled up the center line seats that we have installed on the aircraft," said Tech. Sgt. Dequan Barthell, a loadmaster evaluator with the 817th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Detachment 1. "Once we have the passengers on board, we normally have two to four baggage pallets to upload. So we have to reconfigure the ramp to upload the pallets and then we're on our way."
September 21, 2013 10:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Photo by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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